I have recently taken up the family tree belonging to my grandmother, last investigated by her late husband in the 80s and 90s. On her paternal side we cannot get far past her grandfather Patrick Joseph Montague.
Patrick Joseph Montague was born in Ireland in 1850 or 51. Years ago my grandmother searched some records through a university library, and found that the only Montagues born in Ireland that year were born in Tyrone. I have since noticed that all Irish Montagues I have come across have been from that area. Could it be possible that there was only one large extended family of Montagues in Ireland?
Anyway, on his marriage certificate he names his father as James Montague, a "gentleman farmer".... we all know how readily people told porkies on these official records so this may mean nothing or be a gross exaggeration of a humble farmer, we don't know. He went on to marry in Montgomery, Wales, to a Martha Weaver, and had his children in Warrington in England.
And this, I'm afraid is all we really know of his roots. I don't know where to go from here really, so I thought I'd sign up here and ask some advice from fellow Montagues!
Any information or advice on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated. I'm fairly new to all of this, and may not know all the tricks of the trade as some of you may do.